National Film Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao is playing a man who is 324-year-old in the Sushant Singh Rajput-Kriti Sanon-starrer “Raabta”.
Everyone’s talking about rumoured lovebirds, Sushant and Kriti’s sizzling chemistry in the recently released trailer of ‘Raabta’, but barely anyone would have pondered over the mystery man, who surfaces in the end. He is none other than Rajkumar Rao.
The ‘Trapped’ actor took to twitter today to unveil his look from the film and we are shocked.The actor wrote, “And here is my Guest appearance from #Raabta.”
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) April 21, 2017
The just released trailer of ‘Raabta’ is packed with intrigue, love and the promise of a powerful storyline.
The film’s team did 16 look test before picking the final one. Director Dinesh Vijan and Rajkumar sat along with the team over a couple of days to get the final look in place.
A special team from Los Angeles got on board and worked with Zuby Johal to etch the look for the actor.
“Rajkummar was kind enough to do me a favour. It was tedious but, he patiently sat through it everyday. I think, the idea of the prosthetics making him completely unrecognisable excited him as an actor,” said Vijan in a statement.
In addition to his look, his body posture and voice modulation had to be worked upon.
Rajkummar underwent five to six hours of prosthetic everyday to get into his character. In addition to that, his styling was important. He had to wear accessories and also have tattoos.
“The prosthetics used to take almost five to six hours everyday and then I would start sweating inside all that make-up. It needed quite a bit of patience,” he added.
Before this, we have seen looks of Rishi Kapoor in “Kapoor & Sons”, Akshay Kumar in “2.0″ and Amitabh Bachchan and “Paa” among others where prosthetics completely changed the actor.
Directed by Dinesh Vijan and produced by Homi Adajania, “Raabta” also stars Jim Sarbh and releases on June 9.